Hau calls on police to monitor CKS hall vandalism

A PLACE TO REST:The hall in 2007 was listed as a national monument during then-Taipei mayor Hau Lung-bin’s term, making any deliberate damage a criminal offense

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 27, 2017
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Vice Chairman Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) yesterday warned the public against vandalizing the Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) Memorial Hall in Taipei on the 70th anniversary of the 228 Incident tomorrow, saying that damaging a national monument is a criminal offense.

“Yesterday … I saw someone calling on the public to vandalize the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall on Feb. 28. I must remind people again that the hall was listed as a national monument during my term as Taipei mayor in 2007 and that damaging it is against the law and carries criminal charges,” Hau said on Facebook yesterday.

Urging the Taipei City Police Department to protect the hall and collect evidence should any acts of vandalism occur, he said that no one should be allowed to vent their emotions through the destruction of a building that is not only a landmark but also an ideal place for city residents to rest.

“We should not tolerate any willful destruction of public property that is motivated by self-righteousness, heroism or other ideologies,” he said, calling on Taipei residents to help record acts of vandalism with their cellphones.    [FULL  STORY]

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